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Issues with Norton Security 188.8.131.52
I ran LiveUpdate and was upgraded to Norton Security 184.108.40.206 (after a restart). I am running Windows 7.
I have several issues with Norton Security 220.127.116.11:
1) After applying the update I got a trial period expired error message. I had to activate Norton Security again by logging in to my Norton account. This should not happen.
2) Some of my Norton Security configuration settings have been changed without my consent.
a) Tasks Scheduling options were modified to select 'Windows Temporary Files' and 'Disk Optimization'.
b) Under Administrative Settings, Norton Community Watch was switched on.
c) Under Administrative Settings, Firefox Temporary File Cleanup was switched on.
d) Under Administrative Settings, Network Proxy Settings, Automatically detect settings was switched on.
I went to the trouble of going through all of the Norton Security settings when I installed Norton Security and selecting the options that I want for my PC (e.g. I have a Solid State Disk and do not want it to be defragmented). I do not appreciate these settings being changed without my permission as a result of simply running LiveUpdate!
3) It would be useful to know what other changes have been made in Norton Security 18.104.22.168 - they do not seem to be documented in the Product Update Announcement.
Some changes I have noticed so far:
a) Under Administrative Settings, configure Background Tasks the Power Source configuration settings have vanished.
b) Under Administrative Settings, Product Security, Non-Admins Access to Settings has vanished.
c) Under Firewall, Advanced Program Control tab, 'Application with Unproven Reputation' has been changed to 'Low Risk Applications', however the online help still says 'Application with Unproven Reputation'.
These Norton Security issues are annoying and waste my time (and the time of many other Norton Security users). I also provide PC support to my elderly parents who live many miles away. They are likely to be confused if they encounter these issues with their Norton Security so I have advised them to stay off the Internet temporarily until the first two issues are fixed. It would therefore be useful to know when this has happened.